For Immediate Release: January 24, 2017
Contact: Michael O'Brien
202-367-1280,
mobrien@wdma.com

Northeast Window & Door Association Agrees to Merge Operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association
WDMA to form WDMA-Northeast to serve NWDA members

[Washington, DC] -- The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) has agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast.  Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular regional meetings, as well as certain services from WDMA, such as legislative, regulatory and code representation, issue briefs and alerts, access to technical experts and participation in WDMA conferences.

Current WDMA members will also have the opportunity to become members of WDMA-Northeast and participate in its activities.

"WDMA is excited that NWDA will be joined with WDMA to better serve window, door and skylight manufacturers and their suppliers," said Al Babiuk, WDMA Chairman and CEO of Loewen Windows. "By merging associations we will have a stronger voice to promote, protect and advance the interests of the industry at the national level and in the Northeast."

"The merger of NWDA with WDMA is a bold visionary step with numerous benefits for the members of both great associations," stated Steve Chen, NWDA President and COO of Crystal Window & Door Systems.  "The synergies resulting from the combination of the organizations assures a bright future for the fenestration industry not only in the Northeast, but across North America."

The merger is expected to be final in the next several weeks upon completion the appropriate state filings.  Members of both WDMA and NWDA will be receiving more detailed information on the new structure in the coming weeks.
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About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performanceâ„¢ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit www.wdma.com.

About NWDA:  Encompassing the northeast states and adjacent regions in the USA and Canada, the Northeast Window & Door Association serves fenestration manufacturers, related component suppliers and industry service providers regardless of company size or product mix. The organization strives to provide its members with timely and relevant industry information and education, advocacy on critical legislative and regulatory issues, important networking amongst decision makers and represents them in alliances with other organizations sharing our common interests.  For more information, please visit www.nwda.net